“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor (2011)
How bad is it? It has a 1.6 IMDB rating and deserves it. Should you see it? No.
Brett Kelley has directed more than two dozen films so far and none are very good; this is probably his worst. Here he also wrote and gave himself the title role (though not top billing). Those who worship the Norse goddess Hel are about to bring on the end of the Earth (and Asgard), so the powers of Thor are given to a human in order to stop her. Non-actors in Halloween costumes then fight in poorly choreographed scenes with bad special effects and post-production (and poorly synced) sound. Shooting blue fireballs from his hands to defeat lizard puppets is fun, but doesn't compensate for the slow and talky rest of the film.